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28.03.2016 15:24
Ferrovial, Munich Airport Said to Be Interested in Sofia Airport Concession
The concession fee is expected to cover the payment of delayed debts of the state-owned railway carrier Holding BDZ

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Several large international companies, among which Spain’s Ferrovial and Munich Airport, are interested in the planned concession of Sofia airport which services Bulgaria’s capital city.

The Spanish company has experience with airport management, including at Heathrow, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton airports. A part from Munich Airport, a South Korean company was also said to be interested in taking over the management of Sofia airport, Standart Daily wrote, as reported by Dnevnik.

Earlier in March Bulgarian transport minister Ivailo Moskovski said that the concession tender for Sofia Airport would be launched soon. The price is expected to start at BGN 550 m (about EUR 225 m), which would be pre-paid. The amount would be then allocated for the payment of delayed debts of the state-owned railway carrier Holding BDZ. Bulgaria is currently seeking approval from the European Commission in order to provide state aid to the indebted BDZ.

TAGS: Bulgaria | transport | Sofia Airport | airport | concession | tender | transport | BDZ | railway | Munich Airport | Ferrovial 

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